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Old 05-12-2017, 03:41 PM
Flemjasmo Flemjasmo is offline
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Default 3 non-US Bayonet ID assistance

Hi all,
I have a bit of a challenge for you guys. I understand that this is not a bayonet dedicated site and, I believe, these are not US bayonets, but I know you guys have a varied pool of knowledge and might be able to help me out.

So back in the mid 80’s my mother picked up these up at a garage sale in the Dallas area and gave them to be as a present. I believe she paid $15 for the set of 3 ... or $5 a piece. At the time I was just a teenager in high school and while interested in them I had no resources to try to sort out what exactly they were or what they might be really worth. I recall taking them to a Dallas gun show once, but other than a guy offering me “double what I paid for them", that was an utter dead end. So as I gave up, grew up, and these got stashed away and forgotten about.

Fast forward to now and I ran across these as I was clearing out and packing up stuff up for an upcoming move. Curiosity got the better of me and I thought I would make another stab at identifying these. While there is still a ton of crap and bad information on the internet I think I was able to at least get close on two, but I have zero certainty.

Any help that could be offered in either identifying or setting value on these would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!

Enough of the backstory…. On to the pics. Here is a family photo of the set

Bayonet number 1. This has a blade length of about 8 inches and overall is right around 12 inches. Of the three is seems to clearly be the most modern. It seems to be dated 1947 and has P in a circle maker’s mark. The pommel and guard are painted in OD green paint. The barrel hole in the guard is very oversized compared to other bayonets I have. My initial guess was that this might be for a Thompson with a Cutts compensator, but that now seems off base. It is not sharpened in any way as you would expect to see in a bayonet from around WWII. After digging I think I might have this one sorted. My guess now is that is it is for a British Enfield No5 Jungle Carbine and was made by Poole in 1947. This one does not have a scabbard. I also, sadly, don’t have a No5 Jungle Carbine, but it is on my “list” for the future.

I am really only finding reproductions for this on line, but I think mine is legit. What do you think?
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